Thorlabs is seeking an experienced electro-optic Test Engineer to participate in the development and manufacturing of next generation semiconductor lasers. You will be responsible for taking a laser product line from prototype into manufacturing thru the development of test equipment in support of assembly line packaging and test. This position will require design, assembly, and troubleshooting of both hardware and software in support of manufacturing systems development. Test Engineers work directly with mechanical engineers, assembly personnel, and other electro-optic engineers to ensure that designs and manufacturing techniques will yield products which meet the customer’s specifications.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Conceptualize and design electro-optic test systems and fixtures
Prototype, develop, test & qualify new test systems for use in manufacturing
Create budgets and schedules for these new developments
Maintain documentation for the system development process
Create assembly and test work instructions; train personnel
Specify & purchase all parts and equipment required; interact with vendors
Minimum 3 years of experience in similar position
Experience using .Net and Labview to automate various pieces of test equipment and/or motion control.
Experience optoelectronic circuits and optical test equipment
Experience using SolidWorks 2D and 3D Modeling Application.
Hands-on experience in the photonics industry, laser or physics lab is a plus.
Bachelor or Master’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical/Optical Systems Engineering or related field(s) is required.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Problem resolution skills for debugging new designs and assemblies
Manual dexterity to assemble and align precision opto-mechanical systems
Thorough understanding of .Net and related SW development environments
Thorough understanding of Labview
Tool and fixture making experience is a plus.
Soldering / Circuit Design Experience is a plus.
High attention to details
Flexibility/adaptability in a fast-paced & dynamic environment
Ability to function autonomously with little direction/works well independently of others
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
Founded in 1989, Thorlabs has been serving the photonics industry for over 25 years. During that time, our worldwide presence has grown to include 15 offices in 9 countries with over 1500 employees. Each location provides a local presence within the community it serves. These local operations allow for customer dialogues that better inform our understanding of regional needs and how they fit withi...n the worldwide picture. Today, our portfolio includes over 15,000 items, many of which are customer inspired.
Founded in Newton, NJ, the company still calls the town home today. Nestled in rural Sussex County, NJ, Thorlabs is within close proximity to New York City, the Delaware Water Gap, various lakes, state parks, and outdoor areas.
Thorlabs is privileged to play a role in the work of tens of thousands of researchers throughout the world through the products we provide. We are committed to building a company that achieves its competitive advantage from its fundamental understanding of the community of customers we serve.